[aprssig] APRS radios
3ashore at Comcast.net
Mon May 26 06:19:08 CDT 2008
Kind of a programmer type lurking here, so feel free to shout me down if
this makes no real sense, but noting the cheapo multi-multi-megabyte
USB-connected dongles, mebbe this is a viable base for an APRS processor
in some more suitable language.
Pentti Gronlund wrote:
> Bob Bruninga writes:
>> Strict specs? Since no one has implemented all of the protocol since the oriiginal APRSdos written in BASIC no less, it doesn't seem that one can call them strict....
>>> Maybe the other companies thought that the APRS
>>> radios were just too complicated to manufacture?
> I'm not a programmer either, but based on the comments from the
> ones that are, this might be the reason. There simply hasn't been
> enough cheap embedded processing power until now. Good, maybe Icom
> will come with APRS/D-STAR radios one day, too. And maybe also
> some new companies besides the Big Three. ...
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